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In depth information and key advice on gaming for parents and carers.
Gaming – resources for parents and careers
From privacy to parental controls - resources for parents and carers who want to know more about gaming.
In depth information and key advice on online gaming and safety issues for teachers and professionals.
Is it time to level up your online gaming knowledge?
How can you know which games are suitable for your children?
Online Gaming: An introduction for parents and carers
This leaflet provides a wealth of online gaming safety advice for parents and carers, teachers and professionals. 
Roblox - a guide for parents
Our Education Officer Tom looks at the popular gaming site Roblox and gives top tips for parents wanting to help young people stay safe whilst gaming on Roblox.
Online gaming: updated guidance for parents
 From virtual reality to the latest advice: our updated guide will help parents and carers get to grips with their children’s online gaming
Only a game...
A 15 minute drama for teachers to use with their primary pupils on the topic of online gaming.
Top tips and advice on gaming for 11-18 year olds.
From social media to gaming - what’s affecting your child online
As a parent or carer, trying to understand your child’s online life can sometimes feel daunting. That is why our team of educational experts have created these hot topics with advice on how to handle some of the biggest issues young people face online.
Parents and Carers
Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
Safer Internet Centre highlights internet safety applies to online games
Parents are today being encouraged and empowered to support their children's online activities, especially around online gaming, on Safer Internet Day.
Parents' Guide to Technology
Advice for parents and carers about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices.
Help your child be a good online friend
To help parents talk to their child about how to be a good friend to others we’ve pulled some resources you can use to start these conversations.
Parental controls
In depth information and key advice on parental controls for parents and carers.
Hot topics
In depth information and advice for 11-18 year olds on a range of internet safety topics including downloading, sexting, social networking, and gaming.
Hot topics
Detailed information for a range of online safety topics such as downloading, sexting, social networking, gaming and grooming.
Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication
The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information with ease via messaging apps, social media and gaming networks.
Key things to remember when helping your child set up a new profile
Setting up a profile on a new site or game can seem like a daunting task. Profiles are needed for a variety of sites, from gaming websites and social networking sites to the sites children use for school work. So what is important to keep in mind when helping your child to create their first online account?
Parental controls on the Nintendo Switch
Gaming consoles can be a great way for young people to creatively interact and engage with their friends and families. We look at the Nintendo Switch console to help parents ensure that their children are using the device safely and responsibly.
Have a conversation
Advice and resources to help parents have a conversation.
Childnet take part in UKCCIS summit
As original members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), Childnet were pleased to take part in the UKCCIS Summit and to contribute to the launch of the first UK Child Internet Safety Strategy.
A parent's guide to Pokémon GO
We explain what the game can do, the benefits and risks, and how parents can help their children play the game safely.
Pokémon GO – an updated guide for parents
In 2016 we released a blog, the parents’ guide to Pokémon GO, which looked at the benefits and risks of the global phenomenon that is the Pokémon GO game, along with our tips for using it safely. However, with the introduction of 80 new Pokémon, Pokémon GO is growing in popularity once more. We look at the latest updates to the game and what these mean for young people who want to catch them all.
Young people
Top tips, games and internet safety information to help young people get the very best out of the internet and stay safe online.
How to avoid in-app purchases
Our top tips for avoiding accidental in-app purchases.
Empowering parents to talk about internet safety
This year we have delivered internet safety sessions to 3500 parents and carers.  Our evaluation has shown how the sessions have helped build parents confidence, giving them the skills to talk to their children about staying safe online.  
11 things you should know about loot boxes
Parents and carers may have seen stories about loot boxes in the news in the last few weeks
Childnet Activity Days
Each year the Childnet Education Team visit schools across the UK delivering internet safety sessions for pupils, parents and careers, and staff members.  Here are this year's highlights.  
For working with young people
Information and advice about key internet safety topics and reporting bodies that are available online.
Common online safety questions from parents
The Childnet Education Team share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they get whilst delivering education sessions in schools
No Tech 4 Breck Day
Help raise money for The Breck Foundation by pledging to stay off all technology on the 17th March 2016
There’s still time to book your Childnet education visit
Our Education Team members run internet safety sessions for pupils, parents, carers, and staff members.
Youth-Led Inquiry into Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
On 1 Aug Childnet joined a panel of experts to answer questions from a group of young people. 
Young people look to their parents for internet safety support
Families all around the UK will be encouraged to discover the digital world together today, as activities get underway to mark Safer Internet Day, 2012. It's the 9th edition of the annual global event and this year's theme – Connecting Generations – highlights the benefits of sharing internet safety know-how at home.
What do I need to know?
Key advice for parents and carers including conversation starters.
Online safety films to watch with your children
In this blog we look at some online safety films which may be useful for you to watch with your children, to engage them in various aspects of online safety education.
Hot topics – find out more information about the topics affecting young people
Our parents and carers section of our website is full of useful information about the key things impacting on the lives of young people online.
Screen time boundaries – new resource for parents and carers
Today, as part of our work within the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have released new advice for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 7 looking at screen time and the boundaries you can put in place.
Free resources for teachers
We look at some of the free resources available to help teachers with their digital footprint as well as information about where to go if they need advice.
New Information Pages Launched for Children
The Childnet website has an exciting new area for children aged 8-11 years old.
New Primary Pages – Guidance for parents and carers
The Childnet website has a new exciting addition for children aged 8-11 years old. This blog will look at how parents and carers can use the new information specifically developed for children aged 8-11 years old to support their family. New Primary Pages – Guidance for parents and carers
How can teachers and professionals use the children’s section of the Childnet website?
The Childnet website has a new exciting addition for children aged 8-11 years old. This blog looks at how teachers and professionals can use the new information specifically developed for children aged 8-11 years old to help support them.
What the experts say
Find out more about what the experts have to say about screen time for children and young people. 
Keeping young children safe online
Advice for parents and carers with young children using the internet
Childnet taken over by young people!
In conjunction with ‘11 MILLION Takeover Day’, Childnet swapped the board room for the ‘Immersive Theatre’ and the ‘Creative Lab’ at the Futurefocus rooms in the heart of Westminster, trading Childnet staff for Childnet networkers - twelve energetic and enthusiastic young people itching to share their thoughts on the Internet.
All I want for Christmas... is a Wii U?!
Launch of new and updated guides about popular devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, iPhone, WiiU, PS4 and Xbox One to help parents get to grips with the safety tools available.
Digital New Year’s resolutions for 2017
New Year is a great time to set yourself new resolutions. Here are three digital resolutions that we think are key going in to 2017.
Safety tools on online services update
Updated information for parents about Smart TVs and safety tools for social networking sites
Be careful who you trust online
Not everyone online has good intentions.  Here's our advice to help young people if someone online makes them feel uncomfortable or asks them to do things that they do not wish to do online.
Managing your family's time online
As a family it’s important to decide how you use technology. Childnet have a variety of resources that can help your family to find a way of using technology that suites you all.
How to attract parents to online safety sessions in schools
Is your school struggling to get parents in for online safety presentations? Follow our 6 steps to help encourage more parents to attend online safety sessions. 
New UK Safer Internet Centre Website
As one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre we've been working on the launch of the brand new UK Safer Internet Centre Website!
How we can keep under 5s safe online
Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles, and touch screen technology like iPads and smartphones from a younger and younger age.
Tablet use on the rise
Ofcom’s latest report, Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report, has revealed that almost half of children aged 5-15 go online using a tablet computer, twice as many as in 2013.
Ofcom release results of the The Communications Market Report
Research shows techie teens are shaping how we communicate
App games should not pressure children into purchases
The Office of Fair Trading has published the results of its investigation into whether children are being unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content in web and app-based games. 
Online Sexual Harassment
Advice for young people about online sexual harassment and how to get help
SID 2011 goes with a bang!
Just a month after taking over as the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the new centre comprised of Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) organised two successful events for Safer Internet Day placing children, young people, teachers and parents at the heart of events.
Cyberbullying resources for parents and teachers
We have numerous resources, for both parents and for teachers and professionals, to help you if you think a young person is being bullied online.
Putting the Family Agreement into practice
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.  
Online grooming
Information and advice on grooming for 11-18 year olds.
New online safety agreement template
The internet is a very important part of our lives today and setting up an agreement can help ensure that everyone within your organisation/ group are safe when navigating the online world.
Setting online safety resolutions with your family
New Year is a great time to make some new resolutions. Here are some ideas of online safety resolutions you could make as a family in 2018
Online challenges - advice for parents
Advice for parents about how to talk to young people about the issues raised by online challenges.
“But everyone else is playing it!” – How do I decide if a game is right for my child?
This blog is for parents and carers, giving advice and looking at the ways in which you can decide what games and apps are suitable for your children.
Announcing the winners of the Childnet Film Competition
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, looks at the success of the Childnet Film Competition Finalists’ Event.
What technology does my school need to be part of the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme?
Some teachers may be concerned that their school might not have the right technology to be able to run the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme. Danielle Antha, Project Manager for the programme, explains how easy it is to get involved.
A parents guide to Fortnite: Battle Royale
In this blog we are giving guidance to parents about Fortnite, looking at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.
A parents guide to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Three years after Pokémon Go was released in the UK, the game’s creators have released a new game set in the magical world of Harry Potter.
A parent’s guide to Apex Legends
In this blog we are giving guidance to parents and carers about Apex Legends looking at what the game is and some of the key things to be aware of.
Advice for giving technology gifts this Christmas
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, and Christmas not far away, we look at the things you can do before handing over any tech presents on Christmas day
Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
In this blog, Kat Tremlett – Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, looks at some of the key questions posed by teachers about how to manage the growing role of social media.
“What is the big deal about your personal information?”
This blog is for young people, looking at personal information online, the ways in which you may share too much, and what the impact of this can be.
Young people create award winning online safety films!
Today is the Childnet Film Competition Finalists' Event! This event is where we will be celebrating the amazing work of the competition finalists, watching their films on the big screen, and announcing who will take home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
Online challenges and peer pressure
Advice for parents and carers to help start a conversation with young people about the risks associated with online challenges.
Our work in schools
Find out about the online safety training sessions and presentations that we offer, and how to book a Childnet visit.